Google delays Gemini AI launch to early 2024: report – Business Insider

Google, whose conversational AI program Gemini planned to launch in November, has quietly pushed back its debut to early 2024. SOPA Images/Getty Images

  • The launch of Google’s anticipated AI model Gemini has been delayed, The Information reported.
  • According to the outlet, Gemini’s debut has been pushed back to early 2024 due to issues handling non-English prompts.
  • There are rumors that the unreleased AI has unrivaled text and image generation capabilities.

The world will have to wait a little longer before we can see the launch of Google’s most complex artificial intelligence model to date.

Gemini has been described as the next generation of AI and multimodal, meaning it can process multiple types of data and is said to be able to understand text and images, as well as other types of content – such as websites – based on a sketch or to generate written description.

The Information, citing two anonymous sources with knowledge of the decision, reported that previously unannounced launch events – originally scheduled to take place next week in New York, Washington and California – have been quietly postponed to early 2024 due to concerns about AI being reliable and reliable, when it comes to responding to some non-English language prompts and queries.

Google representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

Although it has not yet been released for public use, Gemini is said to significantly outperform OpenAI’s GPT-4 as it uses far more computing power than its competitor.

“I’ve seen some pretty amazing things,” Business Insider previously reported. Sissie Hsiao, Google’s vice president and manager of Bard and Google Assistant, said of Gemini: “For example, I’m trying to bake a cake, draw myself three pictures of the steps of how to frost a three-layer cake, and Gemini will take those pictures actually create.”

Hsiao added: “These are completely new images. These are not pictures from the internet. It is now able to talk to people in images, not just text.”

Although Google already has its own generative AI model called Bard, ChatGPT has so far enjoyed greater recognition among consumers – but analysts argue that could change when Gemini finally hits the market.

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